Nissan has launched the X-Trail in Europe, and it appears to be very similar to the Rogue, which was released earlier in the US. The midsize SUV has three rows of seating, all-wheel drive, and an electrified powertrain powered by a three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine.
Engine options include a 163hp 1.5-litre mild hybrid petrol with two-wheel drive and the e-Power full hybrid powertrain, which is expected to account for the majority of demand and is available in either 2WD or 4WD.
The e-Power uses petrol combustion engine to generate the necessary electrical energy for the battery, which is then fed to the electric motor, which means the combustion engine doesn’t directly drive the wheels. This method prompts Nissan to say the X-Trail behaves pretty much like an EV, offering its full 330 Newton-meters (243 pound-feet) of torque virtually instantly. That e-motor is good for 201 horsepower, enabling a 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in eight seconds.
The rearmost seats can accommodate passengers up to 160 centimeters tall. With the third row seats unfolded, the cargo capacity is 585 liters, which is 20 liters more than its predecessor. Access to the rear has been simplified with wider-opening passenger doors and a 60:40 split in the second row of seats.
Inside, the SUV has a 12.3-inch driver’s display and a similar sized infotainment touchscreen with access to NissanConnect, which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A new 10.8-inch head-up display is also in place too. The body is available in ten exterior colors, as well as five two-tone shades.
In terms of pricing, the X-Trail starts at €38,080 in Italy.